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with a pinch of salt
With reservations or the understanding that some rumor or piece of information may not be completely true or accurate. Possibly a reference an ancient Roman antidote to poison that included or consisted of a grain of salt. I heard that you can get a free movie ticket if you wear red, but Kevin told me that, so I'm going to take it with a pinch of salt. Read whatever that paper publishes with a pinch of salt—it's really just a trashy tabloid.